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Administering the Disaster Recovery Framework for Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.4

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Updated: June 2019

How to Add a Protection Group to a Multigroup

Perform this procedure to add one or more protection groups to a multigroup.

Note -  You can also use the Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager browser interface to perform this task. Click Sites, click the site name to go to its page, click the multigroup name to go to its page, and click Add Protection Group. For Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager log-in instructions, see How to Access Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager in Administering an Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4 Configuration.

Before You Begin

Ensure that a partner cluster of the protection group you are adding is configured in the site.

  1. From a node of a controller cluster for the site to configure with the new multigroup, assume the root role or assume a role that is assigned the Geo Management rights profile.

    For more information, see Disaster Recovery Framework Rights Profiles in Installing and Configuring the Disaster Recovery Framework for Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.4.

    Note -  If you use a role with Geo Management rights, ensure that the /var/cluster/geo ACLs are correct on each node of both partner clusters. If necessary, assume the root role on the cluster node and set the correct ACLs.
    # chmod A+user:username:rwx:allow /var/cluster/geo

    The /var/cluster/geo directory must have the correct access control lists (ACL) applied for compatibility between the Geo Management rights profile and data replication software.

  2. Add the protection group to the multigroup.
    site-controller-cluster-node# geomg add-protection-group protection-group-list multigroup

    The following describes the syntax choices for protection-group-list:


    Specifies a single protection group: The colon (:) separates the cluster name cluster from the name of the protection group that is configured in that cluster.


    Specifies a protection group that has a dependency on another protection group, called a dependency chain: The protection group that is specified before the slash (/) in the dependency chain depends on the protection group that is specified after the slash.


    The comma (,) separates multiple protection group names in the protection-group list.


    Specifies that multiple protection groups, cluster1:protection-group2 and cluster2:protection-group1, all have a dependency on the cluster3:protection-group1 protection group. In this form of dependency chain, parentheses are only used to enclose the multiple protection groups that have a dependency on another, single protection group. Only one protection group can be specified as the depended-on protection group in the dependency chain.

    For more information, see the geomg(8) man page.

  3. Verify the addition of the protection groups.
    site-controller-cluster-node# geomg show multigroup